Nicole Lacroix
Enrolment Management Advisor
t: 867-668-8844

Financial Awards

Students are at the heart of Yukon College and are an integral part of Yukon’s future. Our Financial Awards program can help you reach your educational goals. Yukon College and our generous donors understand the value of an education, so we supply a variety of awards to help you support your educational and living costs.

Awards can be based on academic or personal achievement, or financial need, along with other specialized criteria. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

How to apply

Click on each award below to see whether you are eligible to apply and what documents you need to submit.

Whether you are applying for one or many awards, you need to fill out the following two documents only once:

  1. Student Financial Award Application
  2. Student Financial Award Application Waiver

Each award has additional application requirements and additional documents you need to submit. For instance, some require a Budget Sheet and some require a letter or essay. Please read the information carefully, and if you have any questions feel free to contact the Student Services Centre at 867.668.8720.

Applications can be submitted in person at the Student Services Centre, Ayamdigut Campus or to


Aron Senkpiel Award: $750
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

(Usually available as a Fall term award)

Aron Senkpiel, a former dean of Yukon College from 1982 to 1992, was passionate about the North and initiated the Northern Studies program. During his time, the territorial government awarded Yukon College with a one million dollar endowment fund to support northern and Yukon research, largely due to Aron's efforts. Under Aron's leadership, he also oversaw the development of the Renewable Resource Management program, the Bachelor of Social Work program, and Women's Studies. In conjunction with the University of Alaska Southeast, he also worked to introduce the Masters of Education and a Masters of Public Administration. Aron's vision of a 'higher education in the North, for the North, and by the North' is becoming a reality and is reflected in this $750 award.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Have attended both a Yukon high school for at least one year
  • Have completed at least one year of full-time studies at Yukon College immediately prior to this application
  • Be registered full-time at Yukon College or an alternate post-secondary education institution in a program that is focused on the North and includes Northern content
  • Write a letter stating your educational goal(s) and steps taken to achieve these goal(s)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Documents you need to submit: